N. C. Wyeth (1882-1945)Arnold's March to Quebec1937Oil on canvas, 40 x 31 1/2 in. (101.5 x 80 cm)Private collection
Arnold's March to Quebec
Arnolds March on Quebec
Oil on canvas
Lower right: N. C. WYETH (underlined)
The artist to 1939; [?]; (Knoedler Galleries, New York, NY, 1957); Collection of Ruth A. Yerion, Amagansett, NY; Private collection, NY, and descended in family; (Christie's, NY, New York, May 20, 2010, lot no. 61; did not sell);
Portland, ME, 1938; New York, NY, 1957, no. 103; Rockland, ME, 1966, no. 71; New York, NY, Coe Kerr Gallery, "A Tribute to American Realism, The Collection of Amanda K. Berls and Ruth A. Yerion," Jan. 7-31, 1976, as "Arnolds March on Quebec," unpaginated; Chadds Ford, PA, 1976(2); Chadds Ford, PA, 1980, cat. no. 74, b/w illustration p. 32, text p. 33
Color illustration f. p. 298, Kenneth Roberts, Trending Into Maine (Boston: Little, Brown and Co., 1938)
"The Romance That Is Maine's," The Boston Herald, June 19, 1938, Rotogravure Section, unpaginated; Fred Cook, The Golden Book of the American Revolution (New York: Golden Press, 1958), p. 32; Robert G. Athearn, The Revolution, vol. 3 (New York: Dell Publishing Co., 1963), p. 211; American History Illustrated, vol. III, no. 7 (Nov. 1968), cover illustration in color; Douglas Allen and Douglas Allen, Jr., N. C. Wyeth, The Collected Paintings, Illustrations and Murals (New York: Crown Publishers, 1972), p. 216; Christine B. Podmaniczky, N. C. Wyeth, A Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings (London: Scala, 2008), I.1230, p. 558, 559
This subject was not part of Wyeth's original illustrative program (see NCW to A. R. McIntyre, Little, Brown & Co., March 23, 1936, Kenneth Roberts Papers, Dartmouth College Library, Hanover, NH), constructed before Wyeth saw Roberts's outline. The subject does appear in a revised list of illustrations Wyeth sent to Roberts in Oct. 1937 (see NCW to Kenneth Roberts, Oct. 4, 1937, Kenneth Roberts Papers, Dartmouth College Library).
The Brandywine River Museum holds a lantern slide (NCWS.95.1825.71) of composition drawing used in the transfer of the image from paper to canvas.